How Does an SME Remain Competitive in the War for Talent?

Written by EO Executives on Nov 30, 2018

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are recorded to make up 97% of organisations in the UK (excluding micro-businesses), and therefore it would seem fitting that they are shouldering most of the skills shortage challenge that we are seeing in the UK.

According to a recent survey by The Open University¸ small businesses are feeling the strain when it comes to talent attraction with three in five (62%) feeling that losing highly skilled candidates to larger competitors, significantly affects their organisation’s growth potential. 

Whilst the feeling of many business leaders seems to be that the larger organisations monopolise the best talent in the market. It is key to remember that different skill-sets and behaviours are required in the fast-paced start up environment than an established FTSE organisation.

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How to Prepare for an Executive Job Search

Written by EO Executives on Nov 22, 2018

How to Prepare for an Executive Job Search

With more businesses competing for top talent to solve their biggest organisational challenges, and with unemployment at an all-time low of 4% (Office for National Statistics), there has never been a better time for C-Suite Executives to search for a new role.

However, though the demand for Executives is strong, businesses are being more selective with the individuals they choose to on-board. With new movements such has Artificial Intelligence, GDPR and the challenges of Brexit, boardroom agendas are focused on finding experts who can help drive businesses forward by provide specialist skill sets at both a commercial and analytical level. 

Additionally, with new business challenges emerging daily, experts need to be both risk-adverse and forward thinking to drive innovation and success.

So, if you are a Senior Executive looking for a new challenge, what can you do to prepare yourself for your new job search?

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What is the Cost of a Bad Executive Hire?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 05, 2018

What is the most important quality your business looks for in a new hire, and how much time and additional resources are you willing to dedicate to getting it right? 

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Understanding the Importance of Psychometric Profiling

Written by EO Executives on Sep 06, 2018

Have you ever had a successful interview, even met the extended team and felt like you would be a great fit for the company? At this point where you convinced you would get the job? 

Just when you are waiting for them to offer you the role, you get the call to say they would like you to do a psychometric profile test...which can sound daunting. However, psychometric profiling should be a crucial element for both the yourself (the candidate) and the business conducting the interview.  

Why?  

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Why Chemistry Will Be Crucial for Your Next Executive Hire

Written by EO Executives on Sep 04, 2018

Having the ‘most skilled’ candidates in place will not always guarantee success. You could find the ideal candidate with an impressive CV and tons of experience, and will no doubt spend an extensive amount of time and money on implementing a vigorous recruitment process. However, there is one key factor you need to consider if you want to avoid doing it all over again.  

I’ll explain this further… 

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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Always Be on Point

Written by EO Executives on Nov 08, 2017

Your LinkedIn profile should be on point even if you aren’t looking for a new position.

When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? At EO Executives, we believe there is a huge missed opportunity around using LinkedIn as a platform for engagement. Too many business leaders are neglecting their opportunity to engage, attract and entice top talent.

Yes,LinkedIn is a platform for individuals to promote their personal brand, create an online CV and get in-front of potential employers, but it is also important for brand promotion.

LinkedIn is essentially a networking platform for business professionals, but it is also extremely busy and competitive. Brands and their business leaders should be using LinkedIn to make new connections, demonstrate their market offering and attract new employees.

As Executive Headhunters, we see it time and time again when talking to a candidate about a new role. The first thing they ask is “who is the company and who will I be working for?”. And the first thing they do is go onto LinkedIn to understand more. Potential candidates want to see impressive profiles of the brands and leaders they could be working for. And guess what? If your profile is not up to scratch, they will not be interested.

First impressions are key

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Where Does the Recruitment Process End?

Written by EO Executives on Aug 02, 2017

You’ve seen your shortlist, interviewed and hired…what now?

For many of the traditional search firms the work stops once the placement is made, but at EO Executives we know that post placement communication is key for success. After all, how can you ensure a successful hire without following up on how they are getting on in their new role? Sounds like common sense but you’ll find many of the big industry players are ignoring the importance of a ‘post- placement’ process.

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Getting Noticed on LinkedIn – Your Go-To Strategy

Written by EO Executives on Jul 28, 2017

In a business world that is so demanding and competitive, it is fundamental for individuals to establish a strong personal brand that will enable them to stand out as top talent. With over 500 million users, LinkedIn is one of the most popular platforms enabling individuals, both passive and available to showcase their core skills, competencies and achievements. It is unlikely you’ll find a successful head-hunter/ recruiter or even candidate that isn’t on LinkedIn. And if they aren’t, where are they?

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Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Supply Chain?

Written by EO Executives on Jul 06, 2017

 

The more time I spend with businesses, of all sizes, less surprises me. However, what does surprise me is how many neglect their talent supply chains. Many them have honed and defined their supply chains into highly efficient, state of the art operations that produce better results and at a lower cost than ever before. Experienced, skilled procurement professionals add huge amounts of value to their business through supplier innovation and sophisticated sourcing models. 

When I ask these businesses how their talent supply chain is shaping up, I often get the same blank expression staring back at me. Think about it. Who is going to deliver that award-winning supply chain in the future?

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5 Ways to Be Smarter with Your next Hire

Written by EO Executives on May 25, 2017

Anyone can create an outstanding CV that makes them look good on paper. Yes, they may have the right experience but are they the right cultural fit for your organisation?


Obviously, if you are considering a candidate for a role it is important to have sight of their education, skills and professional qualifications, but it is also crucial to understand their behaviour and personality before you make them an offer.

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